Dominie Nash
"Recent Works", Quilt Art
May 5 - May 30, 2003


My work,while based in the tradition of quiltmaking, has become more akin to collage. Each piece begins with a key element (a particular fabric,color,shape)around which it develops. Each additional element suggests the next, until a coherent whole is revealed. Fabrics are dyed, printed, layered, stitched, airbrushed, and drawn on to create a rich and complex surface.

"Peculiar Poetry 16" click image for a larger viewI am a full-time studio art quilter and am primarily self-taught. My formal education is in sociology and social work, and I was a weaver for many years before turning to quilting. From the start of my quilting career, I have dyed and printed all of the fabrics for my collage-like quilts. One of my quilts was recently acquired by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian for its permanent collection. My work is included in Full Deck Art Quilts and Quilt 21, currently travelling, and recent exhibits including solo exhibits at Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville MD, The Landmark at Eastgate, Tarrytown NY and Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, and juried and invitational exhibits including Craft Forms 2001, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA, Manhattanville College, Purchase NY, and Longview Museum of Fine Art, Longview TX . Recent publications include Women in the Arts magazine (published by the National Museum of Women in the Arts), Texltilkunst (a German fiber arts magazine) and The Art Quilt (Robert Shaw, Hugh Lauter Levin Publishers). I am a recipient of a 2001 Individual Artist Award in Craft from the Maryland State Arts Council, and First Prize in Fiber, Creative Crafts Council Biennial, MD, 2001.


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